Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Rosh Hashanah cards

More cards for the Jewish New Year.
You find info about the Jewish New Year HERE.

As you know I am good friends with Michael Strong
and he planned to make a "Fruit"-set this year,
but it did not happen. I was sad for I had hoped
for an apple that I could use for my cards.

Now look what has happened:
Mike made a digital stamp for me
and all of you to use. You can find the image here:

 Just click on the image and save it to your computer.
There are many ways you can use the image.
If you are good with digital programs, you can 
color the image digital and add a sentiment and
print your card for sending.

As you know I am more of the paper type, so I want to
share with you how I made my cards.

First I printed a few apples on cardstock.
I dud some different sizes.
Then on put some colorson my craft sheet and 
add water with a spray bottle.

Taking a piece of paper and put it on
the craftsheet to add color to it.

This is how the paper look when taking of the
craft sheet. Now I let it dry (you can also use your heat gun).

While the background is drying, I color the apple
with the same colors as the ink,but using distres marker.
Adding the squeezed lemonade for the core
of the apple.

After coloring i spray a little water on the ink
to get the distress effect. Dry with heatgun.

Cut the apple with scissors. Oops,now we have no leave!
What to do?
Doing the same direct to paper technique with 
a piece of scrap with cracked pistachio distress ink.

Take a leave punch (or die) and cut some leaves.
Add some extra ink around the leave.

I added the apples with foamtape to the card.
The sentiment is by Zum Gali Gali
and the Hebrew means Happy New Year.

The sentiment on this card is alsoby Zum Gali Gali.
The bees are from Michael Strongs Hannah's BusyBee set.
On the wings I added someglossy accent.
Here you see a larger apple.I cut thi one to size for the card
and then did the diirect to paper technique.
When dried the apple was also colored with the distress
markers. The sentiment was stamped with the  red and
green distress ink.

Hope this gives you some ideas as what to do
with a digital image.
Have a creative day!


JoZart Quilts said...

Love the image and love your cards too. So effective!
Jo x

Jill P said...

such cute cards

Laura said...

How nice of Mike to create an apple for you AND to share that digi image with all! Your New Year's cards are gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the direct to paper technique for the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing!

Beth Norman said...

My jaw dropped on the ground when I saw these. They are so colourful and bright, and of course that apple rocks my world as it does yours. How nice of Michael to make an apple for you.